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Careers Policy

General Statement  

Brompton Hall School is a North Yorkshire LA Residential Special School for boys who have an Education, Health & Care Plan, whose ages range between 8 and 16 years. All of our pupils have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties that have profoundly affected their academic performance and personal relationships. We work with learners who are particularly vulnerable to becoming NEET. The school works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to build a cohesive programme of careers education, to ensure that every learner reaches their full potential. The development of Careers Advice and Guidance is a continuous priority in the school’s strategic development plan.  

We will support learners to help them achieve their best intended outcomes by raising aspirations and providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options available.  


Brompton Hall School is committed to providing a planned Careers programme, this will be differentiated to suit the needs of each individual learner. Learners will leave Brompton Hall with the skills and knowledge required to support their entry to further education, training or employment. The school also works with the Local Authority and a wide range of voluntary / statutory agencies to support our learners whose circumstances have made them vulnerable or hard to reach.  

Brompton Hall School is committed to following the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks;  

  1. A Stable Careers Programme
  2. Learning from Career and Labour Market
  3. Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil
  4. Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers
  5. Encounters with Employers and Employees
  6. Experiences of Workplaces
  7. Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  8. Personal Guidance  

The school has a duty to provide independent careers guidance for all students, this is achieved through an Independent Careers Advisor – Alison Fletcher from North Yorkshire.

Careers Programme  

The aim of our Careers Programme is to raise the aspirations of our learners and to support them in making realistic decisions for post 16. A detailed outline of our Careers Programme can be found on the careers section on the school website.  


All staff have the responsibility to contribute to the overall careers programme within the school.  

Careers Team  

Ian Cooke -Careers Lead  

Bev Dawson – Independent Careers Advisor 

Paul Griffiths- Enterprise Advisor

The Senior Management Team have the overall responsibility for overseeing the Careers Education Provision. Teaching Staff are responsible for the delivery of careers education, by embedding Careers into their subject and contributing to the effectiveness of the overall programme.  

Staff CPD  

Staff CPD is offered to the relevant staff as opportunities arise CPD supports the school improvement plan.   

Monitoring and evaluation 

Careers Education is monitored on a regular basis, via SLT meetings and meetings with our independent careers advisor. This allows up to monitor and evaluate the current provision across the school. We encourage staff, students and parent/carers to provide feedback regularly. Evaluation of our Careers Education is currently being evaluated as we continuously develop our offering to achieve the Gatsby 8 Benchmark.  

Support for pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities  

All students within Brompton Hall School have an Education, Health and Care Plan and are recognised as pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We hold high aspirations for all pupils and will support them in preparing for their next phase of education or training.   

Careers Entitlement Statement  

Parent/Carers will be provided with a copy of the Careers Entitlement Statement in their child’s induction. Parent/Carers will also be signposted to the school website where they can find out further information about the school’s careers offer.  

Careers Action Plan 

Brompton Hall School has a Career Action Plan which is on the School website and is monitored and evaluated regularly. 

Careers Entitlement Statement  

All students are entitled to independent and impartial external careers guidance and, in school, we will provide you with opportunities to develop your aspirations. Students need to reflect and evaluate their goals and use information obtained to help make decisions about career pathways. Careers lessons (1 per week for Years 9-11) and events will help support the entitlement statements below. It is your future, so you have a responsibility to:

  • Make the most of the opportunities offered to you
  • Research your options
  • Have ‘post-16’ career meetings with your school’s visiting Careers Adviser
  • Be prepared to be realistic when looking at post-16 opportunities
  • Be prepared to work hard in order to reach your full potential

While at school the minimum entitlement we will support you with:

  • Give you the opportunity to access independent and impartial careers guidance
  • Give you the opportunity to meet with different industries/employers
  • Give you the opportunity to learn about the world of work
  • Be treated with appropriate confidentiality  

Key Stage 2 and Year 7 and 8 our aim is to support you with:

  • Develop confidence in yourself and your abilities
  • Think about what your strengths are and what skills will help you achieve your goal
  • Help you think about what aspirations you have and a goal that you would like to achieve when you leave school  

Year 9-11 our aim is to support you with:

  • Providing access to information regarding different college courses and understand Post-16 options
  • Have access to 1:1 independent and impartial careers guidance
  • Use different resources to provide relevant and helpful information
  • Be able to identify your skills and strengths needed to achieve your desired profession
  • Identify and set yourself future goals Parent/Carers entitlement:  

Parent/Carers can access careers support for their child in a variety of ways including:

  • Careers information on the school website
  • At Annual Review Meeting
  • By contacting Mr Cooke (Careers Lead) 


Assessment in Careers is carried out in line with the whole school policies on marking, recording and reporting.

Qualification Pathways available to learners:

Students will follow the NCFE Level 1 Award in Employability Skills completing 4 credits.

Exam board: NCFE

Qualification reference: 601/4664/3

Alternatively, a selection of students will follow the WJEC Preparing for Work Entry Level 2.

Exam Board: WJEC

Qualification Reference: 6003/A2 and 6003/C2